HASTINGS – Central Community College event planning students have prepared an insightful and interesting exhibit intended to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. It will also honor the role Hastings played in World War II through the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) from 1942 to 1966. The NAD produced approximately 40 percent of naval ammunition used in the war and provided thousands of jobs to the Hastings community. The naval facility was later converted into what is now Central Community College-Hastings.
The community can safely enjoy this display of large storyboards while shopping in downtown Hastings. The display is designed to be a walking tour in storefront windows and will be in local businesses from Oct. 22 through Nov. 19, in honor of Veterans Day.
"I am pleased that CCC's event planning students wanted to honor the end of World War II and the part that Hastings played in the war in this way," said Ronnie O'Brien, hospitality management instructor. "The event and large exhibit students had planned for the spring of 2020 had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 virus, but this walking exhibit will highlight their time spent in research and interviews for the large exhibit."